Anthony Michael D'Agostino
BA, Sarah Lawrence College
JD, Fordham Law
PhD, Fordham University (2017)
Field of Study: The Victorian Novel, Queer Theory, Critical Theory, Feminism, Speculative Fiction, Law and Literature
Texts and Contexts: Telepathy in Literature
Queer Privilege: Reading Telepathy in the Victorian Novel
My dissertation analyzes depictions of mind-to-mind contact, feeling at a distance, and thought-reading in the mid-to-late Victorian Novel as tropes and strategies of queer identification and desire.